Speaking Engagements October 13, 2015
The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
City of Westminster, London, England

The Law Society of England and Wales: Is Legal Professional Privilege in Jeopardy?

Barclays Bank Plc and The Law Society of England and Wales are sponsoring a legal presentation in London to discuss recent legal developments in the UK and EU viewed as undermining the attorney-client privilege for lawyers representing corporate entities in regulatory and enforcement proceedings. Steve Poss will be one of five panelists (and the only US lawyer) at this invitation-only event expected to draw senior in-house counsel from the major financial institutions and other corporations. Other panelists include Catherine Dixon, CEO of The Law Society, senior partners at Clifford Chance and Simmons & Simmons, and Bankim Thanki, QC. Steve will discuss the history of similar issues in the US and potential lessons and strategies for in-house and outside corporate counsel in the UK, as well as recent US developments involving the protection of privileged communications in M&A deals.